Category: Israel-US Relations

What to do about Iran

Feb 15, 2012

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Summarized here: The punditry of Benny Morris, Dennis Ross, Daniel Schwammenthal, Jonathan Tobin, Amir Mizroch and The Washington Post editors.

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Fighting for Jerusalem

Nov 11, 2011

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The demand that Jerusalem be sundered into parts is unwise, and unfair both to Jewish history and to Israel’s fine stewardship of the city. It is an obstacle to peace, not something that helps bring peace now. It is not the Zivotofsky petition that “jeopardizes the vital interests of Israel” but Peace Now’s demand that Jerusalem be divided.

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Dialing Down Palestinian Expectations

Sep 20, 2011

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By ignoring Israel’s concessions for peace while treating the Palestinians like a spoiled child, the world is pushing off the chances for peace.

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The beginning of the end for Obama?

Sep 14, 2011

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The upset victory yesterday of Republican Bob Turner in New York’s Ninth District is a watershed moment that signals that Obama can be denied a second term.

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Gates’ Gripe

Sep 6, 2011

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Ungrateful Bob Gates
So, Robert Gates is peeved with Israel. And why not? American defense and foreign policy leaders have done so well in handling the Middle East over the past …

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Obama’s Partition Plan: A Trap for Israel

May 20, 2011

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Obama just commanded Israel to facilitate a 1967-borders-state for the Palestinians including Hamas – without an end-of-conflict situation for Israel.

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U.S. Strategic Fatigue Worries Israel

Apr 20, 2011

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Strategic fatigue, ideological indolence and policy confusion mark current American Middle East policy.

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Snippets from the 2011 Herzliya Conference

Feb 10, 2011

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Should Israel embark on a new diplomatic initiative? Is Israeli-Palestinian peace within reach? Democracy or dictatorship in the Arab world: Which is safer? Does the Obama Administration know what it’s doing? Snippets from this year’s Herzliya Conference on the Balance of Israel’s National Security, which ended yesterday.

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Whither US-Israel Relations?

Sep 28, 2010

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The October 2010 news bulletin of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies has a fascinating and sobering roundtable discussion with professors Gilboa, Inbar, Rynhold, Singer and Steinberg on the future of US-Israel relations, beyond the current round of peace diplomacy. It also has articles on Israeli responses to the threat of nuclear terrorism, IDF reforms post Lebanon and Gaza wars, 20 new BESA Center publications, and more. Edited by yours truly. Read excerpts here and online at www.besacenter.org

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Woe will be a Divided Jerusalem

Mar 27, 2010

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The widely held presumption that splitting Jerusalem will lead to prosperity for the city and to peace for Jews and Arabs is an egregious error. Partitioning Jerusalem will destroy the city. It will die, in every way – culturally, religiously, economically and more. And it will turn into a Belfast-style battlefield.

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David M. Weinberg is a think tank director, columnist and lobbyist who is a sharp critic of Israel’s detractors and of post-Zionist trends in Israel. Read more »


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